The Guardian Newspaper has selected Hiriketiya Beach House in Dikwella and Palm Villa in Mirissa in the South Coast of Sri Lanka as two out of ten best Beach resorts in tropical Asia.
The Guardian describing the Hiriketiya Beach House says:
“Until this Aussie-owned surfers’ shack opened just east of Dikwella on the south coast last year, only in-the-know surfers spoke of Hiriketiya Bay. But this horseshoe-shaped beach is one of the south coast’s last hidden paradises where visitors can swim, snorkel, surf, lounge and linger in Crusoe-like bliss. The house is footsteps from the shady beach and has four neat and airy rooms with open-air bathrooms sprouting potted palms. The vibe is relaxed yet social; guests tuck into buffet-style meals around a communal dining table while sharing surfing tales. “
Describing the Palm Villa, Mirissa, The Guardian says:
“Mirissa’s once-quiet curve of bay has become a lot busier thanks to the whale watching cruises that depart the village’s vibrant harbour. But away from the discos and cookie cutter restaurants lining Mirissa’s main surf beach, Palm Villa’s sliver of bay beyond Parrot Rock offers safer swimming and relative seclusion. This long-standing yogi-friendly guesthouse, which has a restaurant considered among Mirissa’s best, has fairly priced rooms, all with mossie nets and private bathrooms, and the best of these are right on the waterfront.”